DAG 2016 Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) Services

ARCHIVED - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNe) Systems

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CANSOFCOM provides specialized, timely, and agile CBRNe response to the Government of Canada.

Advanced Protection From CBRNe Hazards

Advanced personal protective equipment is wanted to provide superior protection from CBRNe hazards, including toxic industrial chemicals and materials, while decreasing thermal burden and weight, and improving user comfort and freedom of movement. Technologies that incorporate advances in textiles and adaptive material which enhance individual protection from cold, heat, altitude, and hazards are of interest.

Sample and Identification of Biological Chemical and Radiological Agents

This includes novel methods and devices for rapid detection, identification, analysis of materials and substances in a field setting that are man portable, simple to use and operate with limited consumables. Develop novel methods and devices for rapid detection, identification, analysis and/or characterization of chemical, biological and radiological agents in a mobile or field laboratory setting. Detection methods of interest will include both point and stand-off capabilities.

CBRNe Medical

Develop novel methods and devices, or improve upon existing technologies which will enhance CANSOFCOM’s capability to provide and sustain integral CBRNe medical support small teams. This can include man portable or platform- based systems to provide the spectrum of care necessary to prevent, minimize and treat injuries sustained as a result of exposure to CBRNe hazards or working in a CBRNe contaminated environment.


Develop novel methods for personnel and sensitive equipment decontamination to mitigate or neutralize CBRNe hazards, including waterless decontamination technologies that are man portable, simple to use and operate with limited consumables. Develop novel methods, devices, and compounds for the neutralization of bulk chemical, biological, and radiological agents in a field setting that are man portable and simple to use.

CBRNe Surveillance

Develop novel, or enhance existing, CBRNe surveillance equipment and/or systems to augment CANSOFCOM’s ability to conduct passive and active stand-off, remote or point CRBNe surveillance/reconnaissance using man-portable or remote platform-based systems to detect and identify CBRNe hazards.

CBRNe Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Equipment and methods to enhance CANSOFCOM’s ability to detect and identify explosive materials or devices used as a dispersal method for hazardous materials. Advances in personal protection, remote systems and manual tools to neutralize explosive or non-explosive dispersion devices are of interest to CANSOFCOM.

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